It’s always nice to have something interactive in the shop: a quotation to read and on which to reflect, a book Christmas tree to get you in the festive mindset or, for a month now, a wall chart showing the heights of various authors and literary characters. I’ve got to say, this chart has been a real winner. We’ve had a fantastic response to it from the tall and not so tall among our customers or those just passing by.
It’s fair to say that most of our visitors are Hercule Poirots and Jane Austens. But there have been some Sir Conan Doyles and Matildas too. We’ve yet to have a Dracula 🧛♂️ pay us a visit.
I’ll admit that though a good deal of Googling was carried out, some of the heights are slightly inaccurate or the fruit of my imagination. Just how tall is White Fang? Answers on a postcard please.
At 5″11 I’m Nabokov, just a hair’s breadth from Tolkien and Hemingway. Given a preference, I would have chosen Sylvia Plath of course!